In an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday, former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh announced that he will launch a long-shot run against President Donald Trump, joining ex-Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld
Ah, Seth, we hardly knew ye. Well, we did, actually. You were the guy who was so ambitious as a rookie congressman that you tried to engineer a conservative Democratic coup against Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
Fair warning. I am about to speak very ill of the dead. David Koch went to his eternal barbecue spit on Friday. Except for his surviving brother, Charles, no man had a worse effect on American politics
Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as you know, the real work of governmentin' gets done and where it's dark, too dark to see. We begin in Montana, we
A massive blaze in Brazil's Amazon rainforest is quickly gaining international attention. The Brazilian jungle, often referred to as the lungs of the entire planet (due to the significant amount of oxygen
One of the longest-lasting symptoms of the prion disease that has destroyed the higher functions of the Republican Party ever since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains of movement conservatism
When a presidential candidate decides to stop being a presidential candidate anymore, saying that the departed "brought important things to the conversation" is the political equivalent of the people stand
Elizabeth Warren Was Well-Received at the Native American Presidential Forum. Mark Charles Was the Main Event.
“The Declaration of Independence refers to Natives as ‘merciless Indian savages,’” said Mark Charles, the only Native American running for president, as he neared the climax of his stump speech at the
In 1985, a 15-year old girl named Jenny Lisette Flores tried to enter the United States in order to move in with her aunt. She was apprehended by immigration authorities. While in custody, she was subject
And thus begins another day where we as a nation throw up our hands in the face of overwhelming evidence that the president is completely insane. Sure, the Secretary of Energy—the man in charge of safeguarding
"But these two, Omar and Tlaib. I think it would be a very bad thing for Israel. I would not cut off aid to Israel. I can't even believe that we are having this conversation. Where has the Democratic gone?
Donald Trump's tenure has been defined by chaos and upheaval in so many ways, not least when it comes to personnel turnover. This feature was best captured in a New Yorker cartoon from two years ago (!)
Unlike several of his colleagues, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, has managed to find a way to keep busy without the expense and bother of running for president. Besides a gig on
Frank LaMere was one of the strongest activists you never heard of. I met him during one of my reporting trips out to Nebraska regarding our old friend the Keystone XL pipeline, the continent-spanning
I hope you won't mind if we talk about water again, because it's something of interest here in the shebeen, and not just because it's how we make the whiskey last longer, either. We now learn that Newark
If the economy goes south, as a lot of people are warning us it will, then it's comforting to know that the president* already is only a baby step away from blaming the Gnomes Of Zurich. From The New Times:
COMMONWEALTH—A point of personal privilege—Democratic politics here in the Commonwealth (God save it!) lost a bit of its mind over the weekend. The New York Times tells us that Rep. Joe Kennedy, who happens
Workers at a Shell plant were reportedly forced to attend an appearance by visiting speaker Donald Trump earlier this week, or take an unpaid day off. And according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, workers
(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favourite Living Canadian) It's been a while since we checked in on Matt Shea, the crusader monk of the Washington state legislature.
In front of his usual backdrop of grinning suckers Thursday night, El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago trotted out his greatest hits to the roaring cackles of a few thousand of his fans. Inevitably, he got around
Science tells us that there is no surer sign of insanity than wearing a red dress shirt with a suit and tie. It is simply a psycho move. There is no tie that's going to look good with the red dress shirt.
It can't be emphasized more strongly. The laboratories of democracy keep cooking even after our semi-regular weekly survey concludes. For example, in Kentucky, the lieutenant governor is suing the governor,